Paradise Lost

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Mar 31, 2009 - Poetry
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Originally published in 1667 in ten books, "Paradise Lost" is an epic poem in blank verse written by John Milton; it was republished in 1674 after being divided into twelve books. Milton has presented his version of the disobedience and subsequent expulsion of man from the Garden of Eden. It is an attempt to understand the heavenly proceedings and to comprehend the conflict between God's decrees and free will. Incarnating theological issues in his work, Milton has created a masterpiece.
 

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Have you ever read a book because you read about it in another book? "Paradise Lost" is Jace Wayland's favorite book in City of Bones. And I absolutely loved The Mortal Instruments series, so I ... Read full review

Contents

Book I
1
Book II
30
Book III
69
Book IV
96
Book V
134
Book VI
168
Book VII
202
Book VIII
226
Book IX
250
Book X
293
Book XI
334
Book XII
367

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John Milton, English scholar and classical poet, is one of the major figures of Western literature. He was born in 1608 into a prosperous London family. By the age of 17, he was proficient in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Milton attended Cambridge University, earning a B.A. and an M.A. before secluding himself for five years to read, write and study on his own. It is believed that Milton read evertything that had been published in Latin, Greek, and English. He was considered one of the most educated men of his time. Milton also had a reputation as a radical. After his own wife left him early in their marriage, Milton published an unpopular treatise supporting divorce in the case of incompatibility. Milton was also a vocal supporter of Oliver Cromwell and worked for him. Milton's first work, Lycidas, an elegy on the death of a classmate, was published in 1632, and he had numerous works published in the ensuing years, including Pastoral and Areopagitica. His Christian epic poem, Paradise Lost, which traced humanity's fall from divine grace, appeared in 1667, assuring his place as one of the finest non-dramatic poet of the Renaissance Age. Milton went blind at the age of 43 from the incredible strain he placed on his eyes. Amazingly, Paradise Lost and his other major works, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes, were composed after the lost of his sight. These major works were painstakingly and slowly dictated to secretaries. John Milton died in 1674.

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